Project Description

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OUR VISION

California’s powerfully prepared, diverse, and thriving teacher workforce advances educational equity and justice, providing the learning supports that ensure every student reaches their full potential.

OUR MISSION

The California Teacher Residency Lab (Lab) will build a system of teacher residencies in California that transforms the teacher workforce.

WHAT WE DO 
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Since, 2018, The Lab has committed to supporting teacher residency programs in California to fulfill their ability “to effectively recruit, develop support systems for, provide outreach and communication strategies to, and retain a teacher workforce that reflects a local educational agency community’s diversity” (See EDC Section 44415.5. (c)(1)(B) We do this by strengthening the capacity of California teacher residency partnerships.
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The goal of the CA Teacher Residency Lab is to serve as a conduit for California teacher residencies to easily access a constellation of supports based on ongoing assessments of development and need. Sign up for our monthly E-Blast to ensure you receive upcoming events and resources!
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The CA Teacher Residency Lab (Lab) is proud to partner with districts and universities across the state of California to diversify the teacher workforce in service of students. The Lab is in California and has team members across the state to support residency programs recruit, train, and retain teachers of color. We understand the California context and communities and are here to support residency programs across the state.

California Teacher Residency Lab partnerships, 2020-2022

  • AchieveKids with Pacific Oaks College, Institute for the Redesign of Learning, and Creekside, Spectrum Schools

  • Bakersfield City School District with CSU Bakersfield

  • Del Norte County Office of Education
  • Fresno Unified School District with Fresno State University

  • Fresno County Office of Education
  • Greenfield Union School District with CSU Bakersfield

  • Humboldt County Office of Education with Humboldt State

  • Kern High School District with CSU Bakersfield

  • Los Angeles Unified School District with Cal State LA, CSU Northridge, CSU Dominguez Hills, and UCLA

  • Madera Unified School District with Fresno State

  • Monterey County Office of Education with CSU Monterey Bay

  • Napa Valley Unified School District with Sonoma State, Trellis, and Santa Rosa City Schools

  • Oakland Unified School District with CSU East Bay, UC Berkeley, and Trellis

  • Partnerships to Uplift Communities with Loyola Marymount University

  • Pasadena Unified School District with Cal State LA

  • San Francisco Unified School District with the University of San Francisco and Stanford University

  • San Francisco Unified School District with San Francisco State and Trellis

  • San Joaquin County Office of Education with Teachers College of San Joaquin

  • Sacramento County Office of Education
  • Santa Maria Bonita
  • Tracy Joint Unified School District with Notre Dame de Namur

  • Tulare County Office of Education
  • UC Merced Teacher Extension Teacher Preparation Program

  • West Contra Costa Unified School District with CSU East Bay

OUR FUNDERS 

The CA Teacher Residency Lab is excited to host both in-person and virtual events. We hope you’ll join us!

UPCOMING EVENTS

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CA Teacher Residency Lab Team will be hosting a virtual coaching series to support any districts and universities interested in applying for the CTC Teacher Residency Grant Program.  Learn more and register today! Scan the QR Codes below to find registration links and additional information.

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As we continue to evaluate our program, results, impact, and goals, please check back in on this page to learn more about the impact our model and participants are making!

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In our first year of building our residency program, we had some knowledge about residencies and strongly believed in the purpose, but we didn’t quite know where to go from there. We found the support and guidance we needed through participating in the Residency Lab. The Lab provided experts who didn’t just present ideas; they actually met with us and provided assistance that met our exact needs. Most importantly, the Lab has served as a networking opportunity to connect us with people up and down the state who have experienced similar challenges. – Karin Compise, Resident @ TCSJ

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The CA Teacher Residency Lab supported the development and refinement of our systems and structures needed to create an effective teacher residency program. The foundation is set in Oakland, thanks to the CA Lab. So now, if and when OTR leadership changes, the residency will continue strong thanks to this strong foundation. – Zaia Vera, Oakland Teacher Residency

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As we reach out and recruit teachers in the residency program that reflect the student populations that they will work with, we’ve learned that organizing the support and emotional needs of aspiring teachers of color is paramount to their success. We’ve also learned that by listening and opening up to the discussions of race and equity as a team with mentors, student teachers, supervisors, and university instructors, we will have better success in retaining teachers of color. – North Coast Teacher Residency

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At the Residency Lab (Lab), we know that every California teacher residency program deserves equitable access to high-quality, needs-informed, developmentally appropriate, justice-centered, research-based support. That’s why Lab membership is open to every California Teacher Residency program. Programs do not need to be CTC grantees to join, but Teacher Residency Grant Program recipients are encouraged to leverage consulting allocations from their grant budgets to cover the cost of Residency Lab participation and support.

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Membership Benefits and Supports:

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Once you read about the Residency Lab Membership services, benefits, cost, and program details, view the next steps below!

  1. Complete the California Teacher Residency Lab Membership Commitment Form to join.
  2. We will generate and send an invoice for payment.
  3. Once the fee is paid, you can start enjoying all the membership benefits you opted to receive.

Thank you for your interest in the CA Teacher Residency Lab and for your service in support of all California students via Teacher Residency Programs!

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